Reverend Richard Coles opens the Champing™ 2017 season

To celebrate the start of the new season, the Champing™ team organised a launch party at All Saints' Church, Aldwincle in Northamptonshire with Celebrity Vicar, Reverend Richard Coles.

Rev. Coles is Parish Priest of nearby St Mary’s Church, Finedon and is already familiar with Aldwincle. After performing a special ‘Champing™ Blessing’, Rev. Coles was presented with Chancel Club membership and was seen proudly wearing his gold CCT badge later on. ‘It’s better than a Blue Peter badge’ he said.

Rev. Coles was also presented with a ‘Champer Hamper’, full of Northamptonshire goodies such as locally produced gin, cakes and Brixworth pate.

As well as his day job as a vicar, Rev. Coles is a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and can often be seen on celebrity panel shows such as QI and Have I Got News For You and alongside Mariella Frostrup, he is currently presenting BBC One’s The Big Painting Challenge.

We were delighted to have the support of Rev. Coles and the event was filmed by ITV Anglia:

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